Wigan boss Martinez still undecided on FA charge appeal

The 39-year-old is facing a fine for comments made after his side's 4-0 defeat by Manchester United but insists he was not questioning the integrity of the referee.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is still considering whether or not to appeal the Football Association charge handed to him earlier in the week following comments made in the aftermath of the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.

The Spaniard was unhappy with referee Michael Oliver’s performance, suggesting the game overawed the 27-year-old due to a lack of experience after decisions he felt went against the Latics.

Martinez believes that his comments might have been taken out of context and he is not sure exactly which comments he is being charged for.

"At the moment it's too early. I need to look into it because obviously I never questioned the integrity of the referee,” Martinez told reporters. "I don't really know which comments are the ones for the charge.

"I need to find out first what the quotes or the lines are that have been charged. I can understand that sometimes you can take things out of context. But I'll look into it and we'll take it from there. I think it's too early for me to be able to comment at this stage."

Martinez maintains he was rational with his post-match comments, and does not class it as an emotional outburst – which he feels the FA must have judged it as to have charged him.

"The charge must be based on certain quotes. I feel it will be a good opportunity to explain myself," he said. "I was rational, it wasn't an emotional outburst. I think it was a very rational comment and it's something that I would like to explain."

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